Alif Institute - Atlanta Georgia

Upcoming Programs

12/1: Movie & Dinner - We're Not White, An Evening w/Amer Zahr

Amer Zahr Documentary

Help us welcome comedian AMER ZAHR for an evening of thought-provoking FUN!

Friday, December 1, 2017

7:00 pm: Dinner | 7:45 pm: Movie begins
8:30 pm: Discussion with filmmaker AMER ZAHR!

Movie: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, suggested donation of $5

Dinner: $18 / $15 for Alif members (Vegetarian option available upon request.) 

To reserve a meal, please purchase by Thursday, November 30:

For more information, please call 770-936-8770 or Email

We're Not White (2017) | 45 min | Documentary 

We’re Not White is 45 minutes of comedy, expert analysis, and conversations with everyday people. Why don't Arab Americans have a box on the Census form (or any form)? Do we deserve one? 

The American government asks each citizen to declare his/her race on the US Census Form. While just about every group has its own box, Arabs don't... and the US government actually classifies Arabs as "White." Fiji, Samoa, & Guam have a box on the US Census Form...Can't Arabs get one too??

12/10: A Taste of Christmas in the Arab World - Holiday Bazaar & Food Drive

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A Taste of Christmas in the Arab World: 
Holiday Bazaar & Food Drive

Sunday, December 10, 2017

12 PM to 6 PM

Free admission! Open to the public!

NEW this year: BAZAAR is open to merchants (individuals and non-profit organizations only). Contact us at if you are interested in renting a booth.

Join us anytime between 12 PM and 6 PM to experience some Arab Christmas traditions. Lunch and treats available for purchase. SHOP at the Alif Bazaar for unique items to take home or give as gifts. 

Taste some delicious traditional Arabic Christmas sweets! Buy some to eat here or take home! Lunch available as well!
Create some Arabic decorations!
Learn about Christmas traditions in the Arab World! 
Buy some items at the Alif Bazaar to take home or give as gifts.
Donate your non-perishable food items! We will donate all food collected between now and December 10 to a local charity.

If you would like to Volunteer for this event or if you have a Christmas Tradition or Recipe to Share please contact us at 770-936-8770 or at

Invite your family and friends through our Facebook event.

1/6: Arabic Language OPEN HOUSE


Register online or attend our

 Arabic Language Open House 
Saturday, January 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

       Learn more about Alif classes and programs. 
Meet our instructors. Register for classes.

Adult Classes start on Tuesday, January 16 and Saturday, January 13

Children's Classes start on Saturday, January 13

Click here to view the schedule for the Winter semester.

  Arabic for Adults    Arabic for Children   Tutoring

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1/7: Family & Friends Game Night

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4 PM - 8 PM

With catered dinner: 
$20 / $18 for Alif members, $10 for children under 10 years old
Without dinner:
$5 per person / FREE for members

To reserve a meal, please RSVP to by Friday, January 5, 2018.

Get ready for an evening of fun, friendship, and delicious food! You are never too old to enjoy a fun card game or board game...Feel free to bring some games of your own or just come ready to play! From the old streets of Arab towns to the big cities in the US, Arab Americans enjoy getting together for a game night. Join us in this beautiful tradition!

11/11: Book Event: Artist, Nabil Mousa

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Book Discussion & Signing with Nabil Mousa – Breaking the Chains

5 PM - 7 PM

Free & Open to the Public.

Signed books available for purchase.
Heavy hors-d'oeuvres served. 
Please RSVP to

In his first monograph, Nabil Mousa sets out to look at the production of an artist who was born in the Islamic world but lived in a Christian and now resides and works in the United States. Mousa’s work comes from Islamic culture and reflects on multiple issues such as personal freedom, identity, beauty, fear, joy, traditions, religion, politics, and human rights. This publication emphasizes the extraordinary diversity of Mousa’s work, which derives from what many regard as being a simple homogeneous culture. Mousa’s artistic and visual diversity comes from his unique identity and faith. As an artist he draws from a wellspring of inspiration based on his cultural heritage. Whether by painting or sculpture, his work is a deep expression of his concepts of justice and equality.

“Like a deftly but insistently Socratic teacher, Mousa poses questions that vigorously challenge the recipient to respond with concomitant passion.”

–Charles A. Riley II, PhD

Contact us

  • Telephone: 770-936-8770 
  • 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340

  • Operating Hours
    Tue: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM* (when Arabic Classes in session)
    Tue - Fri: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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